Emerging consumer demands for high-quality experiential shopping, organic/natural foods and stiff competition led to a need for change for the Boston supermarket chain, Roche Bros. They engaged FRCH to develop a fresh look for their stores while retaining the essence of their proud heritage.
The Deerfield, Ill.-based drugstore giant — with a corporate name of Walgreen Co. — is writing a more sophisticated design prescription: Its latest crop of stores has a crisp contemporary look that’s airy, roomy, even occasionally playful. The fresh approach extends to exteriors, which are no longer drab and interchangeable.
Retailers are increasingly turning to interactive technologies to enhance customer experience and increase brand engagement. The latest example comes from Reality Interactive, a digital merchandising firm, that has been working with Time Warner Cable for over a year to redesign their retail experience. After rolling out 20 smaller stores nationwide in 2013, Time Warner Cable has now unveiled their newest flagship store at 43 West 23rd Street in New York City. The grand opening event is slated for March 18, 2014.
Warby Parker is on a roll. Launched in 2010, the visionary eyewear purveyor has gained a reputation for rethinking the retail model. In 2013, the company opened its first brick-and-mortar store. Download the collection of case studies below.
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Restoration Hardware opened its new format in Los Angeles in June, consolidating two stores into a full-line Design Gallery, increasing retail space by 145 percent and becoming one of its top performing stores, the company reported.
New Stores, New Growth
In the newly re-imaged stores, sales for service parts are up as high as 68%, while sales of merchandise have increased up to 150%. John Deere plans to connect to its customers’ love of the land by doubling the number of branded dealerships every year.